Author Archives: Kim F

Fireworks – 2nd July

By 3 July 2014

Two questions, Does anyone know what and where the fireworks were at about 19:00 on Wednesday night, hearable from Deakin?
What is the best resource for looking up such info (beside RIOTACT ). There was nothing on the Canberra Events sites.

Not Cyclists again! (and boot camps)

By 14 February 2013

Nope! Well. it has been a day without a new cycling related thread!
How about those masses of Boot Camp joggers on the cycle paths!
I like to go for an early morning ride arounds the lake, armed with my hooter and bell of course.
Of late, there have beem teeming masses of [...]

Best computer prices and service in Canberra?

By 28 November 2012

What does the hive think about the best shops to buy PC bits and pieces in Canberra?
I know best prices can be found on the web but I want to talk to someone about my purchases.
I’ve had a bit of hit and miss at JBs.
Any views on Officeworks ?

Best Pizzas in the centre of Canberra?

By 10 November 2012

Opinions please!
Won’t be too bad if other parts of our town are mentioned but I am really interested in the city.

ACT Election advertising – grafitti material ?

By 5 September 2012

As more and more of the road side billboards are poking up everywhere, the one thing that they all have in common is an image of the candidate smiling obscenely at the camera.
I can’t help but they are thinking about getting their snouts into the trough as soon as possible as they posed [...]

Real Estate Auctions in Canberra; Vendor bids

By 1 August 2012

One of my pet peeves is this concept of Real Estate Agents putting in a “vendor bid” during an auction.
What is a “Vendor bid” ? From my understanding, it is right up there with other fairy tales where the agent invents a bid, on behalf of the seller to stimulate interest in [...]

Water outflow pipe near the Cotter Pumping Station?

By 29 April 2012
Water outflow pipe near the Cotter Pumping Station?

Just upstream of the bridge over the Murrumbidgee near the pumping station, there is occassionally a huge powerful blast of water spraying into the Murrumbidgee.
It is on the wrong side of the river to be coming directly from the new dam site.
Anyone know what the story is ?

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PLA Barracks down by the Lake?

By 4 August 2011

Does anyone know the story behind what the Chinese Embassy has built on the land between their embassy and the Canberra Yacht Club?
There is a high colourbond fence surrounding what is quite a large block of land.
There are a couple of 2 story barrack type buildings that are especially ugly. [...]

Kent St, Deakin reopened to through traffic

By 15 May 2010

It took them 5 weeks instead of the 2 weeks they told us it would BUT, the new roundabout is open.
Signed, exasperated Kent St person

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